Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Received From: Publisher
Other Info: 2010 Debut Author Challenge
It’s been two years since Noelle disappeared. Two years since her bike was discovered, sprawled on a sidewalk. Two years of silence, of worry, of fear.
For those two long years, her best friend Tessa has waited, living her own life in a state of suspended animation. Because how can she allow herself to enjoy a normal high school life if Noelle can’t? How dare she have other friends, go to dances, date boys, without knowing what happened to the girl she thought she would share everything with?
And then one day, someone calls Noelle’s house. She’s alive.
A haunting psychological thriller taken straight from the headlines, The Tension of Opposites is a striking debut that explores the emotional aftermath of a kidnapping on the victim, and on the people she left behind.
How would you feel if your best friend was kidnapped? You never knew what happened to her. She could be dead. She could be in a cage in someone’s basement. Now, how would you feel if your best friend was found after two years? That’s the story of Tess and Elle in The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride.
I was expecting The Tension of Opposites to be a bit more dark and twisty than it was. There was a lot of opportunity for it to be dark but there was romance instead. I didn’t mind, actually. I found myself a bit more interested in the romance story line than the kidnapped best friend one. The concept was great. It really could have been ripped from the headlines.
The main character Tessa, was a little clueless at times. It wasn’t over the top though so it didn’t annoy me. There was a few times that I wanted to shake her but that happens in a lot of books. My favorite character was, Max aka cute boy love interest. I really liked him and brought something fun to the story.
The writing was good and it kept me reading. This was a good debut was I think we can expect some great books from Kristina McBride in the future!